Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spring Puzzle Swap

Some of the ladies over at Crop Chocolate have gotten together for a swap.  It’s not a typical swap though.  Depending on how many people sign up puzzles are purchased from the dollar store, usually one each for the number of people.  The organizer numbers and labels all of the puzzle and then each person gets the same piece from each puzzle sent to them to decorate and return back to the organizer to get re-distributed so you get back a complete puzzle where each piece is a little piece of art from each participant.
This swap just so happened to work out to be a cluster of three pieces per person that will make a forty-eight piece puzzle in the end.
I did all sixteen pieces the same for this swap.  I really like the end result.  The theme was ‘Artist’s Choice’ and I picked the season of the swap, spring.
Products used:  Recollections Photo Burlap paper for the background, Echo Park Playground-Jump Rope and Rubberball/Splash (purchased at Crop Chocolate), Distress Ink-Walnut Stain (also purchased at CC),  Slice cordless cutting machine (yep, Crop Chocolate), Slice card-Applique Basics, Martha Stewart twine, Jolee’s bling, Fiskars cloud punch, Aileen’s quick dry glue.
Spring puzzle pieceWhen I get my completed puzzle back I will post a photo of it so you can see all the great work that goes into these tiny little pieces.

Winter Puzzle Swap
I did a swap like this late last year that had a Winter theme and when I got the complete puzzle back I framed it to hang in my scrappy space.  Here it is:
You will notice one piece missing…we have since received that missing piece so the puzzles are all complete.  Great work huh?!?
2011-10-08_14-27-04_533-1This was my piece, the actual size is about 1”x1”.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


  1. This is the coolest idea ever! Your puzzle piece is adorable. It's challenging to work on such a little canvas, isn't it?

  2. Wow, clever.....coooooool. I hope there's another puzzle swap!

  3. I wondered what a puzzle swap was. This looks way cool. Like your pieces.

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